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Visiting Artists & Lecturers

Current and Upcoming:

  • Yehwa Song, Experimental Web designer
  • Bosco Hernandez, Design Director at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • MJ Balvanera, Designer and Director at the Women’s Center for Creative Work and Co—Conspirator Press
  • Jeremy Rourke, Animator and Creator of Multi-Media Performances
  • Somnath Bhatt, Designer and Artist
  • Breanne Trammell, Artist based in Vallejo, California
  • Martin Venezky, Designer and Fonder at San Francisco-based design firm, Appetite Engineers
  • Renald Louissant, Designer, Illustrator, and Brand Designer at Medium
  • Lukaza Branfman-Verssimo, Artist, Activist and Story-Teller based in Oakland, CA
  • Cory Arcangel, Artist based in between Stavanger, Norway & Brooklyn, New York
  • Carolina Pistone, Senior Designer at Bartlett Brands, Boutique Branding Agency based in San Francisco, CA

2020

  • Shannon Finnegan, Artist making work about disability culture and access based in Brooklyn, NY
  • Rachel Gogel, Designer, Team Leader and Brand Strategist at Godfrey Dadich, San Francisco CA.
  • Ordinary People, Graphic Design studio based in Seoul run by Seyong Ahn and Jin Kang

2019

  • Iveta Karpathyova, Art director, illustrator, and 2D animator based in San Francisco
  • Hope Meng, Designer, visual strategist, and co-founder of Stitch Lounge
  • Rachel Gogel, San Francisco-based creative director at Godfrey Dadich Partners.
  • Silas Munro, Designer, writer, and founder of poly-mode
  • Ramon Tejada, Designer and educator at Rhode Island School of Design
  • Diane Lee, Designer and educator at San Jose State University
  • Alex Ainslie, Head of Design for Google Chrome
  • Clement Mok, Graphic Designer, Author and founder of Studio Archetype, CMCD and NetObjects, Inc
  • Na Kim, graphic designer currently based in Seoul and Berlin, as a member of Table Union.
  • V. Vale, editor, writer, interviewer, musician and the publisher and primary contributor to books and magazines published by his company, RE/Search Publications
  • Saki Mafundikwa, founder and director of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA)
  • Don McCurdy, Developer at Google
  • Noah Levin, Design Director at Figma. Previously at ClassPass, Google, Framer and NASA.
  • Shana Hu, Creative technologist at Pinterest
  • Rasmus Andersson, Swedish maker–of–software, currently working at Figma
  • Kit Hinrichs, Graphic Designer, Author, Collector, and Design Educator
  • Dawn Danby, Ecological Designer, Strategist and co-founder of Spherical.
  • Katie Patrick, Environmental Engineer, Software Designer and author of the book How to Save the World
  • Rebecca Bartlett, Founder & Creative Director at Bartlett Brands
  • Lauren Golik, Art Director at Bartlett Brands
  • Jonny Black, Graphic Designer specializing in sustainable design at Cast Iron Design
  • Josh Halstead, Designer, disability activist, teaches graphic and user experience design at UC Berkeley Extension
  • Catherine Callahan, Community Connections Program Coordinator at Center for Independent Living (TheCIL)
  • Sugandha Gupta, Textile artist, designer, maker, scholar and educator, adjunct faculty at PARSONS, The New School.
  • Beth Haller, Disability Studies and Media Studies faculty at Towson University in Maryland.
  • Jerome Harris, Graphic Designer and teaching fellow at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
  • Jenny Odell, multi-disciplinary artist and writer based in Oakland, California
  • DINAMO Type Foundry, Swiss Type Design Agency
  • James Chae, designer and educator based in Seoul, Korea and Assistant Professor at Hongik University.
  • Paul Soulellis, artist, educator and faculty at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
  • Kate Elazegui, Design Director at New York Times Opinion

2018

  • Minkyoung Kim, Designer and Artist based in New York
  • Matt Visco, Interaction Designer at IDEO
  • Douglas Thomas, Designer, Historian and Author of Never Use Futura
  • Lawrence Azzerad, Grammy Award-winning, Los Angeles–based graphic designer and creative director.
  • Adi Goodrich, Los Angeles based artist and designer
  • Luca Antonucci and David Kasprzak, publishers, designers, printers and curators and creators of COLPA PRESS
  • Muzae Sesay, Oakland-based visual artist and painter and a founding member of the Black Mail Artist collective.
  • Tommy Perez, Southern California based designer and paper craft artist who has worked for clients such as Nickelodeon, Adidas, Facebook, and Target.
  • Briar Levit, Director of Graphic Means
  • Jonathan Hanahan, Artist, designer, co-founder and creative director of Milieu, and Assistant Professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2017 & before

  • Kawandeep Virdee, works at Medium and is co-founder of New American Public Art.
  • Lara McCormick, nationally recognized designer and educator, and Creative Director at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA.
  • Ann Shen, illustrator, designer and author of "Bad Girls Throughout History" published by Chronicle Books.
  • Jonathan Key, art director, designer, writer, contributing art director to The Tenth Magazine a Black, and co-founder and the design director of Codify Art
  • James Langdon, graphic designer, writer, and guest professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Germany. He is one of six directors of the artist-run gallery Eastside Projects in Birmingham, UK; and founder of the itinerant School for Design Fiction.
  • Ekene Ijeoma, artist, founder/director of Poetic Justice at MIT Media Lab, and Spring 2017 Vibrant Cities Designer in Residence at CCA.
  • Amos Paul Kennedy Jr,. American printer, book artist and papermaker best known for social and political commentary, particularly in printed posters.
  • Federico Pérez Villoro, artist and designer based in New York.
  • Hope Meng, independent graphic designer based in San Francisco.
  • Wesley Allsbrook, art director at Oculus Story Studio in San Francisco.
  • Leo Jung, San Francisco-based art director, designer, and illustrator. He is the creative director at California Sunday, Inc.
  • Maria Forde, Iowa native who has been an artist in San Francisco for 15 years. In addition to painting, drawing, and printmaking, her practice has long involved the writing, design, and self-publication of numerous zines & comics.
  • Jason Jägel, San Francisco–based artist whose work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions around the US and internationally for 20 years.
  • Mitsu Okubo, San Francisco–based artist whose work involves various kinds of self-publication. In 2011, he began publishing a series of artist books titled 100 DRAWINGS, each volume of which contains 100 recent drawings.
  • Artnoose, letterpress printer based in Berkeley, California.
  • Thien Pham, comic book, visual artist, and high school teacher based in the Bay Area. He wrote and drew the graphic novel SUMO.
  • Lissa Rovetch, author & illustrator of more than 20 books for children, and creator of the popular "Ask Arizona" story series for Highlights magazine.